The table below looks at the statistics for STL skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STL over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 484 461 382
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -79
Contract jobs citing STL 95 90 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.19% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 0.69% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 65 118
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£550 £588 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +17.85%
STL
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13504 12995 12697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.24% 27.75% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9391 8465 8103
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 279 342
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.84 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -0.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

STL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STL across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

STL Jobs Demand Trend in England

STL
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing STL across the England region.

STL Daily Rate Trend in England

STL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STL across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

STL Daily Rate Histogram in England

STL
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing STL across the England region.

STL Hourly Rate Trend in England

STL
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STL within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +10 73 £600 +2.12% 19
South East -26 11 £350 -17.64% 10
South West -19 9 £450 - 2
East of England -14 1 - - 6
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing STL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STL.

1 205 (100.00%) C++
2 122 (59.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 109 (53.17%) SQL
4 100 (48.78%) Linux
5 95 (46.34%) Multithreading
6 91 (44.39%) UNIX
7 88 (42.93%) Oracle
8 59 (28.78%) Banking
9 58 (28.29%) Windows
10 57 (27.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 55 (26.83%) Python
11 55 (26.83%) Finance
12 48 (23.41%) OO
12 48 (23.41%) C#
13 46 (22.44%) Investment Banking
14 44 (21.46%) Agile Software Development
15 41 (20.00%) Derivative
16 38 (18.54%) Low Latency
17 37 (18.05%) Front Office
17 37 (18.05%) Fixed Income
18 35 (17.07%) XML
19 27 (13.17%) .NET
19 27 (13.17%) Software Engineering
19 27 (13.17%) Relational Database
20 26 (12.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
20 26 (12.68%) Microsoft
21 25 (12.20%) Oracle Database
22 23 (11.22%) Perl
23 21 (10.24%) OLTP
23 21 (10.24%) Analytics

STL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing STL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.46%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.80%) MS Project
3 12 (5.85%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.41%) Internet
2 5 (2.44%) 3G
3 4 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.46%) IPv4
4 3 (1.46%) IPv6
4 3 (1.46%) SDH
4 3 (1.46%) 2G
4 3 (1.46%) 2.5G
4 3 (1.46%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.46%) 4G
5 2 (0.98%) GSM
5 2 (0.98%) LTE
5 2 (0.98%) UMTS
6 1 (0.49%) HTTP
6 1 (0.49%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.17%) Relational Database
2 25 (12.20%) Oracle Database
3 21 (10.24%) OLTP
4 12 (5.85%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (3.41%) KDB
6 6 (2.93%) MySQL
7 5 (2.44%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.98%) ObjectStore
8 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.49%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (6.83%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.37%) Subversion
3 5 (2.44%) ClearCase
4 3 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.46%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.46%) GCC
4 3 (1.46%) GDB
5 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.49%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.49%) CasperJS
5 1 (0.49%) Maven
5 1 (0.49%) Selenium
5 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.49%) VTune
5 1 (0.49%) Valgrind
5 1 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.49%) Hudson
5 1 (0.49%) Ant
General
1 59 (28.78%) Banking
2 55 (26.83%) Finance
3 46 (22.44%) Investment Banking
4 37 (18.05%) Front Office
5 2 (0.98%) Electronics
5 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 177 (86.34%) Developer
2 142 (69.27%) C++ Developer
3 17 (8.29%) Quantitative Developer
4 16 (7.80%) Software Engineer
5 14 (6.83%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 13 (6.34%) Lead Developer
7 12 (5.85%) Senior Developer
7 12 (5.85%) C++/C# Developer
8 11 (5.37%) Technical Developer
8 11 (5.37%) Technical Leader
8 11 (5.37%) Software Developer
8 11 (5.37%) C# Developer
9 10 (4.88%) Senior C++ Developer
9 10 (4.88%) Python Developer
10 9 (4.39%) C++ Software Engineer
11 7 (3.41%) SQL Developer
11 7 (3.41%) C++ Software Developer
12 5 (2.44%) Senior Software Engineer
12 5 (2.44%) Project Leader
12 5 (2.44%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (59.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 35 (17.07%) XML
3 27 (13.17%) .NET
4 10 (4.88%) HTML
5 9 (4.39%) Middleware
5 9 (4.39%) COM
6 8 (3.90%) CSS
7 7 (3.41%) XSLT
7 7 (3.41%) FpML
8 2 (0.98%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.98%) MFC
8 2 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.98%) J2SE
8 2 (0.98%) ZeroMQ
8 2 (0.98%) HTML5
8 2 (0.98%) Twisted
8 2 (0.98%) POCO
8 2 (0.98%) WCF
8 2 (0.98%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.98%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 57 (27.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 41 (20.00%) Derivative
3 37 (18.05%) Fixed Income
4 26 (12.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 20 (9.76%) Grid Computing
6 18 (8.78%) Algorithms
7 15 (7.32%) Mathematics
8 14 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (3.90%) Open Source
10 7 (3.41%) Equities
11 6 (2.93%) Market Risk
12 4 (1.95%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.95%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.95%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.95%) N-Tier
13 3 (1.46%) Credit Risk
13 3 (1.46%) Credit Derivative
13 3 (1.46%) Statistics
13 3 (1.46%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 100 (48.78%) Linux
2 91 (44.39%) UNIX
3 58 (28.29%) Windows
4 17 (8.29%) Windows 7
5 11 (5.37%) Solaris
6 1 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (46.34%) Multithreading
2 48 (23.41%) OO
3 44 (21.46%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (18.54%) Low Latency
5 27 (13.17%) Software Engineering
6 21 (10.24%) Analytics
7 19 (9.27%) Risk Analysis
8 18 (8.78%) Database Tuning
9 13 (6.34%) Algorithmic Trading
10 12 (5.85%) Project Planning
11 11 (5.37%) Project Management
12 10 (4.88%) OOD
12 10 (4.88%) Risk Management
12 10 (4.88%) Unit Testing
13 8 (3.90%) Operations Research
13 8 (3.90%) Regression Testing
13 8 (3.90%) Software Architecture
14 7 (3.41%) Release Management
14 7 (3.41%) Financial Modelling
15 6 (2.93%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 205 (100.00%) C++
2 109 (53.17%) SQL
3 55 (26.83%) Python
4 48 (23.41%) C#
5 23 (11.22%) Perl
6 20 (9.76%) Shell Script
7 18 (8.78%) Java
8 13 (6.34%) JavaScript
9 10 (4.88%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.41%) VC++
10 7 (3.41%) C
11 6 (2.93%) VBA
11 6 (2.93%) Ruby
12 2 (0.98%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (6.83%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.85%) Degree
3 8 (3.90%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.44%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.49%) Puppet
1 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 88 (42.93%) Oracle
2 26 (12.68%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.93%) Cognizant
3 6 (2.93%) Sybase
4 4 (1.95%) DataSynapse
4 4 (1.95%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.49%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.49%) Perforce
5 1 (0.49%) Tradeweb
5 1 (0.49%) 29West
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